David Rowan

Authority on Future Trends | Innovation | Technology
David Rowan

Who Am I

David Rowan is the well known editor-in-chief of WIRED UK, Conde Nast’s award-winning technology-and-innovations magazine that stays ahead of the trends transforming our world. He is an expert authority and highly in demand speaker on the subjects of innovation, technology and future trends.



In the past year alone David has taken over 120 flights to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world, recently spending time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Nest and countless other disruptive startups from Israel to China. He’s interviewed influencers ranging from will.i.am, Google CEO Eric Scmidt to media mogul James Murdoch, futuristic architect Zaha Hadid to David Cameron.



David is an expert in his sector and one of the most in demand speakers world-wide on business, innovation and technology and future facing themes. He has chaired and moderated high-profile events for the UK and French governments, for Google Zeitgeist and TED Global, for international banks and Fortune 100 companies



Editor-in-Chief of WIRED UK magazine that specialises on innovation, technology and future trends.
•       One of the most in-demand speakers and expert commentators internationally on innovation and technology.
•       Addresses and Chairs major conferences from Googles Zeitgeist to the G8 and TED Global in addition to hundreds of corporate keynote

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